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Month: May 2016

Budget Impasse "Destroying" Mental Health Services

Illinois Budget Impasse ‘Destroying’ State’s Mental Health Services, Providers Say

By lynseybates / May 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Illinois Budget Impasse ‘Destroying’ State’s Mental Health Services, Providers Say

With May being national Mental Health Awareness Month, Illinois service providers and their advocates are drawing attention to the adverse effects of the monthslong state budget impasse on mental health services. … Read more

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In Illinois and elsewhere, do state rules drive suicide rates?

By lynseybates / May 4, 2016 / Comments Off on In Illinois and elsewhere, do state rules drive suicide rates?

On July 23, 2015, Illinois Army veteran Thomas Young lay down on a set of Metratrain tracks near Prospect Heights and waited for tragedy to strike. It wasn’t the first time … Read more

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MayBeWell: Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health in the Black Community

By lynseybates / May 4, 2016 / Comments Off on MayBeWell: Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health in the Black Community

I don’t know how to talk about mental health in a short, sweet and all-encompassing way. On the topic, my mind is a Powerball drawing of sorts. The first ball … Read more

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Finding Help. Finding Hope. Awareness Day Live!

By holly / May 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Finding Help. Finding Hope. Awareness Day Live!

SAMHSA Finding Help. Finding Hope “explores how communities can improve access to behavioral health services and supports for children, youth, and young adults with mental and substance use disorders and … Read more

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Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition

By holly / May 2, 2016 / Comments Off on Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition

During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for … Read more

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